Are IoT (Internet of Things) devices security time bombs waiting to explode, or just benign and hugely-beneficial technological advances? As ever, the truth is somewhere in between, but there is a very simple test you can apply to assess which end of the spectrum a device sits at: ‘It depends’.
IT decision-makers were asked to identify the main barriers when implementing or exploiting an IoT initiative: Device or data security was named as a factor by 39 percent of respondents, (the biggest consensus of the survey), while 34 percent named a lack of clarity of purpose or understanding of the benefits (see www.computing.co.uk)
Which sums up the entire debate in a single sentence: “We have reason to be afraid of the potential threat this technology brings, while also asking the question – Do we need to internet-enable all these things?”
Read the full article written by NNT CTO, Mark Kedgley, on Information Security Buzz here: http://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/articles/cyber-security-fridge-assessing-internet-things-threat/